Why You Need To Stop Trying To Change People

Many times i find myself as the frog more so than the scorpion (how ironic, eh?), which makes me wonder if kindness really does kill you in the end. Every time this happens, I feel like i drew the short end of the stick. Can people truly change (for the better)? I wonder if i am just being a fool in believing the good in people, or am i being too expectant of people to reciprocate kindness with kindness.

Then again, my mother would often remind me, it’s ok to feel bad, just don’t make it stop you from being kind. Regardless of what happens.

James Michael Sama

For those of you who don’t know the story of the scorpion and the frog – allow me to enlighten you. A scorpion needed to cross a river, so he approached a frog to ask for help. The frog denied him, saying “Why should I trust you? You could easily sting me.”

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The scorpion assured the frog he would be safe because if he were to sting the frog during their trip, they would both drown. The frog, figuring this made sense, agreed to transport the scorpion. Half way across the river, the scorpion stung the frog, and they began to sink.

When the frog asked why, the scorpion replied, “Because it’s in my nature…”

This raises the question – can people really change, even if they want to? I believe there are certain aspects of a person’s nature that are instilled in them, but I also believe that you…

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